Florida is the perfect place to take your family holiday; the sunshine state is bursting with activities that your whole family can enjoy.
So, whether you’re looking for self-catered or all-inclusive holidays to Florida, there is something for everyone to get involved in.
Where to stay
Orlando, home to Disneyworld, is the traditional destination for families. The range of attractions in the area is a match for anywhere else in the world, while its central location makes it an ideal place from which to explore the rest of the state.
Try Miami for a vibrant city filled with Latin-influenced architecture and culture. The nightlife here is one of the best in the world, so it could be particularly appealing if your children are young adults. Remember the legal drinking age in the States is 21.
If you’re looking for a rest and relaxation holiday try Palm Beach County, home to Palm Beach and Boca Raton, where you can really get away from it all.
Or, you could stay in the Keys and soak up the sunshine. Rent a few bicycles and cycle round the Old Town of Key West, which is filled with a colourful history and architecture.
What to do
Whether it’s your first visit to Florida or you take regular holidays there, Disneyworld is a must for family vacations.
This is many younger children’s dream destination, but there’s more than enough diversity to keep older kids and you parents entertained.
Walk along Main Street and see the Main Street Electrical Parade, culminating in Cinderella’s castle or head to the Typhoon Lagoon waterpark, and spend a day splashing around through caves and waterfalls.
A family holiday to Florida isn’t complete without a trip to Disneyworld. And with the world-famous Sea World, Universal Studios and Epcot Centre (to name but a few) in the area, there’s so much more to entertain you.
Florida is home to many of the world’s best golfers thanks to the mix of gorgeous weather and stunning courses that litter the state. Golf fanatics should never pass up an opportunity to visit the Sunshine State.
With an abundance of Golf courses in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Coast, Port St. Lucie and Tampa, no matter where you stay in Florida, there will be a course nearby.
However, if you are looking for excellence in course routing, try Seminole, a critics favourite, or the famous Sawgrass, where you can put a ball in the notorious Island Hole.
When it comes to beaches, few beat Palm Beach County’s Palm Beach. With a warm blue sea, and a cool breeze running the length of the 14 mile, half-mile-wide island, it truly is the best place for a hot, relaxing holiday.
With guests ranging from the Kennedys to the Rockefellers, relaxing on this beautiful beach can make you feel like a millionaire for the day.
Another option is to join the one million visitors who flock to Delray Beach every year for the family-friendly, 2-mile-long beach.
For a luxury view, head to Naples, where the rolling waves splash against the shores that line the famous Millionaires Row.
If you’re looking for some adventure, rent a canoe or jump in an airboat and explore the Everglades, the subtropical marshland that makes up much of southern Florida.
The delicate eco-system that comprises the Everglades has existed in a careful balance for centuries, making it an exciting and educational visit the whole family can enjoy.